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Clyde Lloyd and Jennie Seiler (Quast) pause for a photo while on horseback in a 1930s picture.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of Oct. 3, 2013

Yogis and yoginis from far and wide came to Eagle for the very first Eagle Yoga Fest. The three-day event was a hit with locals and visitors.

The town of Eagle was prepping for a November vote on retail marijuana. The language of the Eagle retail marijuana ballot question was specifically phrased to meet the state’s retail marijuana guidelines.

The Eagle County commissioners agreed to the $3.1 million Horn Ranch open space proposal. The ranch, located between Eagle and Wolcott, was considered the “crown jewel” of all the county’s open space deals and included 448 acres.

Work was set to start on the final section of the Eagle Valley Trail between Edwards and Eagle-Vail. The Eagle County commissioners approved an easement agreement to allow construction of that section.

The USDA Rural Development’s Community Facility Loan Program approved a loan for the Castle Peak Senior Care Community. The 64-unit skilled nursing and assisted living community secured $12 million through that loan.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 1, 2009

In the economic downturn, residents were giving up luxuries they used to enjoy, such as spa treatments. The Enterprise featured local businesses that were offering those types of services, headlined “In the lack of luxury.”

Local agencies participated in a two-day H1N1 functional exercise simulating what would happen if an outbreak of the swine flu actually occurred. The agencies came out of the exercise better prepared to manage a real event and were confident they could keep the community safe.

Eagle’s 1978 fire truck was donated to the Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which services McCoy, Bond and Burns. The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District had outgrown the truck.

The Eagle River Youth Coalition launched the “Parents You Matter!” campaign.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 7, 2004

The Town of Gypsum was preparing to condemn LEDE Reservoir, 13 miles south of the town. The town had unsuccessfully negotiated the purchase of the water from LEDE Reservoir for the two previous decades.

Pilates Corner on Fourth and Broadway in Eagle opened its doors. The classes started at $10 per class, and went down in price for packages.

The ribbon was cut, officially opening the new Vail-Eagle Valley CMC campus in Edwards.

The Enterprise featured 1984 EVHS student-athlete Scott Green in the “Where Are They Now?” section of the paper.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 6, 1994

The Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District paid off the bonds for its swimming pool, located adjacent to the Eagle Valley Middle School.

A refuse fire up Salt Creek sparked an accidental blaze that scorched 80 acres and came within yards of the John Oleson residence. Eighty federal fire fighters and a hot shot crew stopped the blaze.

The Eagle County commissioners voted to condemn a parcel of land on a prominent ridge at Wolcott, in order to protect it from development.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 5, 1984

A pilot bore for the proposed I-70 tunnels in the Hanging Lake area of Glenwood Canyon was being studied by project designers.

Eagle District Forest Ranger Steve Kelly announced that for the first time fees would be charged for camping spaces at Sweetwater Lake, Yeoman Park, and Fulford Cave Campground.

In a feature story, Eagle resident Bob McIlveen Sr. talked about his first job in the valley: as a road builder on the Old Fulford Road.

The Eagle County Historical Society was preparing to move the old Chambers dairy barn to Chambers Park, for use as a museum.

Scott Yoos, an 18-year-old New York man who was found badly beaten in the Gypsum area, had awakened out of his coma, but was unable to speak. Eagle County deputies were searching for Yoos’ attackers.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 6, 1974

Some 70 teachers turned out for the school board meeting to protest the board’s decision to offer a cost-of-living increase rather than an increase in base pay.

An ad for Berniece’s Place invited customers to the lounge to meet bartenders Jon Jon, Pam, and Paul. The featured band was Gary Johnson and Country Sunshine.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 6, 1964

A civil defense film titled “One Week in October,” dealing with the Cuban missile crisis, was shown to local civic leaders.

A jackpot roping event at the Eagle Roping Club raised $142 for the Eagle Medical Clinic.

Responding to citizen requests for continued financial support of local libraries, the county commissioners agreed to make a $5,250 grant to the program. Libraries were located in Sweetwater, Eagle, Gypsum, Red Cliff, Basalt, and Vail.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 5, 1954

The new Catamount bridge across the Colorado River in the Burns district was expected to be open to traffic by mid-week.

The Eagle County Lions Club members began selling birthday calendars.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 4, 1944

Potato digging had started in earnest. Local ranchers anxious to get the spuds out of the ground before a heavy freeze could damage them Local high school students were helping with the harvest.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 5, 1934

The federal government declared Eagle County an emergency drought area, in order to provide some relief to cattlemen left with unmarketable cattle, which they could not afford to winter. The government would buy up 400 head of the cattle.

Alex Macdonell was elected president of the newly formed Brush Creek Water Users Association. Other committee members included W.B. Wolverton, R.E. Chatfield, Chester Mayer, and Ben White.


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